Monday, 12 October 2009

Corks everywhere......


I love corks, there is just something about them. I also love old french bottle openers as not only do they look great they are also very easy to use.

Last year I visited an interior shop in a near by village, where I saw a fabulous wreath made out of corks with some old cutlery attached. I really loved it so have been collecting corks like mad.

This one is great for this time of the year......




Or this one for coming festive season....


So you can guess what one of my next projects will be, just need to hunt out some instructions on how to make one. If anyone out there has made one, any tips would be appreciated.


A bientot,

L x

20 comments:

  1. very unique and nice.
    barbara jean

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  2. That's a nice idea! Take a look at this tutorial: http://www.lollychops.com/lollychops/2009/02/kewl-cork-wreath.html!
    Happy new week!
    Vale

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  3. Great idea - I'm always looking for ways to use my collection of corks. Cheers!
    Ry

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  4. I love this idea-I have sent you some tutorials-can't wait to see it!

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  5. Very inspiring! Not sure how I stumbled into your blog...but, LOVE it! Continue the great work and I look forward to reading more...xo...deb

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  6. I collect corks too and display them in an old Printers shelf. They have faded ! I posted acbout them a while back.

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  7. Love this idea! I've been collecting corks for years now and like you have been awaiting the perfect project. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  8. Oh, what lovely wreaths...the corks lookgreat and so French. XXXX

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  9. Got a few ideas for you and they are easy to do!! Don't forget to go and get some rosehip from around the village - it's stunning entwined around the corks...

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  10. the first image caught my eye.....

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  11. wire wreath, hot glue gun, corks, berry embelishments, whallah, lovely wreath. I collect them too.
    Lee @ Inspired Comblogulations

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  12. Wonderful...and I have a bunch of corks that I've been saving...I'm not sure why, but I love the way they look too and figured eventually I would think of something to do with them. Love this idea!

    :) T

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  13. I was invited to a christmas party where there was a wine cork wreath on the door, and you just knew it was going to be a fun night!

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  14. I collect wine corks too!
    Your blog is delightful. Love anything French.

    hugs,
    Barb

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  15. I collect them also! But today you give me a wonderful idea! Well I had not thought about this way of decorate!!Thank you a lot!!!!

    Greet

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  16. Hi LeeAnn!
    The wreaths are fun! We collect corks too, but for an entirely different reason...My Parrot "Mojito" loves to tear them to smithereens!!!! He hates the synthetic ones....Loves Champagne corks.....Especially French!

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  17. Hi Leeann,

    I made a cork board a while back and it was fun to be able to use them for something.
    Happy week

    Hugs
    Carolyn

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  18. Great idea Leeann! We've got a stack saved in a Moet bucket, but I've noticed I'm not putting any in of late due to the huge upswing in Screwcaps.
    Millie ^_^

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  19. I collect wine corks too. My site: http://www.mtcork.nm.ru. If anybody has interest to exchange corks or information – please contact me: belzizz@yandex.ru or mtcork@nm.ru. Serg

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